Canada’s Military Role in Iraq

(Disponible en français : Le rôle militaire du Canada en Iraq) Source: Canadian Forces Combat Camera On 11 July 2018, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Canadian Armed Forces would be assuming the leadership of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) training mission in Iraq. As part of Operation IMPACT, the mission is intended…

Iraq after ISIS

(Disponible en français : L’Iraq après l’État islamique) In December 2017, Iraq’s government declared that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS/Islamic State/Da’esh) had been defeated within Iraq. At its height in 2014–2015, the so-called caliphate covered one third of the country’s territory. Even in the midst of the military campaign to defeat…

Canada and NATO – 70 Years of Involvement

(Disponible en français : Le Canada et l’OTAN – 70 ans de participation) On 30 April 1949, the Government of Canada ratified the North Atlantic Treaty, becoming one of the 12 founding members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). A political, military and economic alliance, NATO has been a central pillar of Canada’s international security policy…

Canada’s G7 Presidency

(Disponible en français : Présidence canadienne du G7) In January 2018, Canada assumed the presidency of the Group of Seven (G7). Canada will host G7 leaders at a Summit taking place in Charlevoix, Quebec on 8-9 June. The G7 is an informal bloc of seven industrialized democracies – Canada, France, the United States, the United…

Canada’s Third Universal Periodic Review Before the United Nations Human Rights Council

(Disponible en français : Troisième examen périodique universel du Canada devant le Conseil des droits de l’homme des Nations Unies) On 11 May, Canada’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General will lead a delegation of senior federal civil servants and representatives from the governments of Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador to appear before a working group…

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Parliament Remembers

(Disponible en français : Le Parlement se souvient) On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, Canadians will pause for a moment of silence to honour the more than 118,000 men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Formerly known as “Armistice Day”, Remembrance Day commemorates the…